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Awesome Kids Raise Over $1,000 For A Shelter That Lost 67 Dogs In A Fire

Awesome Kids Raise Over $1,000 For A Shelter That Lost 67 Dogs In A Fire

These wonderful kids are selling lemonade, to help the Humane Society of Southeast Texas rebuild, after a tragic fire that killed 67 of the shelter’s dogs on Tuesday night.

More than $1,000 raised at lemonade stand for Humane SocietyUPDATE! These young girls have raised $1,300 so far for the Humane Society of Southeast Texas — JUST BY SELLING LEMONADE!More ways to help after the deadly fire: https://bit.ly/1pt29Wj

Posted by 12NewsNow on Thursday, March 17, 2016

 

Beaumont Fire Department Captain Brad Penisson said in a statement that a dryer seems to have started the fire. Most of the animals died from breathing in smoke.

Amy Bean, president of the Humane Society of Southeast Texas board, told a local NBC affiliate that the puppy room was especially badly affected.

“There are no words to describe the pain we are feeling right now,” the shelter said in a Facebook post.

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All the shelter’s cats, and 11 dogs, survived the fire. They’ve been treated at a local veterinary clinic, and are going into foster care.

Folks from all over are pitching in, like a Dallas restaurant that’s holding a pizza fundraiser. The shelter said on Facebook that they’re so grateful for the outpouring of support from the community.

Little Cruz (sometimes called Asher, now) got released from the Vet today–one of our survivors. He spent the afternoon…

Posted by Humane Society of Southeast Texas on Thursday, March 17, 2016

The lemonade-sellers told TV station 12 News Now that they’d sold more than $1,000 worth of lemonade in two days of business, and are hoping to raise at least $2,000.

The Humane Society of Southeast Texas. says in a Facebook post that, “[it] must be some good lemonade and some GREAT people!”

You can still help even if you’re not local: The shelter has set up a GoFundMe and is accepting donations through their website.

Featured image via Humane Society of Southeast Texas

H/T Fox 4 Beaumont

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